Discover a selection of 6,000 holiday rentals in Sanibel, FL, US that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and private pool. Prices start at £ 151 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Sanibel. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Travel to relaxing Sanibel

The island views and wildlife create a pretty picture of Sanibel. This relaxing city attracts visitors thanks to its bird watching and cycling. Lovers Key State Park and Sun Splash Water Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, Vrbo has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Activities and attractions in and around Sanibel

Are you hoping to find things to do in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like bird watching and cycling. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Sanibel a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sun Splash Water Park (14.8 mi / 23.9 km)
  • Dunes Golf and Tennis Club (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Jungle Golf Ft. Myers (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
  • Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf (9.6 mi / 15.4 km)
  • Royal Tee Golf Club (12.5 mi / 20.1 km)
  • Palmetto-Pine Country Club (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)

Seasonal weather in Sanibel

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, August, July, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 33°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Sanibel

Sanibel is famous for its island views, breathtaking sunsets and wildlife. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Sanibel is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lovers Key State Park (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
  • Barefoot Beach (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
  • Sanibel Captiva Island (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Gulfside City Park (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Bowman's Beach (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge (3.9 mi / 6.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Sanibel

Fly into Fort Myers, FL (RSW-Southwest Florida Intl.), the closest airport, located 21.6 mi (34.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Naples, FL (APF-Naples Municipal), which is 28.8 mi (46.4 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Sanibel?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 5,568 vacation rentals near Sanibel. From 2,752 houses to 79 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Sanibel for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Sanibel?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sanibel:

  • Tradewinds: 23 vacation rentals
  • Gumbo Limbo: 34 vacation rentals
  • Beachview Country Club Estates: 507 vacation rentals
  • Heron's Landing: 115 vacation rentals
  • Shell Harbor: 525 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Sanibel?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Sanibel. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center: 7,665 vacation rentals
  • J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge: 7,666 vacation rentals
  • BIG Arts Center: 8,995 vacation rentals
  • Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife: 8,157 vacation rentals
  • Woodring Point: 8,992 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sanibel listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sanibel?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 2,752 Houses in Sanibel. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Sanibel include:

  • Cottages: 79 rentals available
  • Flats: 2,625 rentals available
  • Villas: 381 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Sanibel?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4,654 vacation rentals with pool available in Sanibel. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Sanibel

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